A little while back, I was nominated for a “Behind the Blogger Challenge” by Fire to Phoenix and I’m finally getting around to completing it. I always think it’s fun to do these sorts of Behind the Blogger posts – it’s a great way to celebrate other bloggers in the community and to let your audience learn more about you.
So, with this one, the premise is pretty simple – share four things you may not know about me and then nominate five other bloggers to do the same.
Related Read: The Aesthete Blogger Award
Behind the Blogger: Four Things You May Not Know About Me
1. I’ve Written a Book
No, not the new Post-Breakup eBook I’ve been promoting like crazy. 😂 An actual book book.
I’ve always loved writing – growing up, I wanted to be a writer or a singer. Seeing as I’m completely tone-deaf, a singing career was pretty much out of the question, so I set my sights on writing.
I write short stories and poems (and, of course, this blog) but I also have a fully completed fiction manuscript. Right now, I’m working on finding an agent and pursuing publication – which, as all my writing friends know, is a HUGE endeavor. But, writing a book has been a lifelong goal of mine, so I’m incredibly proud of the accomplishment.
2. I Have Several College Degrees
You can chalk this one up to being a bit unsure of what I wanted to do, but I have multiple college degrees.
There’s the degree in Psychology, which, to be honest is pretty much useless. And one in English – also fairly useless, but I love writing so it was worth it. Finally, the one I actually use – my health-care degree. Initially, I wanted to be a social worker or a therapist, but I ended up switching to a career in health care. (It’s a specific degree, but I’m being vague here because, you know… anonymous.)
I loved school, though, and if I could be a professional student, I definitely would.
3. I was (almost) a Teen Mom
I found out I was pregnant when I was 19, but I was 20 by the time my son was born. So, I wasn’t quite a teen mom, but I was pretty damn close.
It was, as you can probably imagine, an unplanned pregnancy. Deciding to have and keep the baby was incredibly difficult, but it’s the best thing I ever did.
Along with the fact that I was pretty young, I look much younger than I am. Lucky me, right? But when I was 19, I probably looked 16 and, yes, I did get a fair amount of judgey looks. Even after he was born, people sometimes made unkind comments to me – about my age as well as my unmarried status.
I did eventually get married (and, subsequently divorced) but not to his father. To this day, my son’s dad isn’t in his life at all, but that’s a story for another day.
4. Elephants are My Favorite Animal
I’m not entirely sure why, but I’ve always loved elephants. I think because of how human they seem. They’re incredibly maternal and have strong emotions. They mourn, grieve, and even bury their dead. And, they’re considered one of the world’s most empathetic animals.
Basically, they’re amazing and that’s why they’re my favorite. 🐘
Conclusion & Nominees
I hope you enjoyed this behind the blogger post. I’d love to nominate the following 5 people to do a similar post:
The Bloggers Incentive
Tell me, what’s something interesting about you? Let me know in the comments below!
And, of course, thanks for reading! See you next time.